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by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

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DE BONTE KOE (The Spotted Cow)

Sailed from Amsterdam 16 April 1663, arrived in New Amsterdam betwen 11 May 1663 and 17 August 1663

Captain Jan Bergen

New Netherland Ships Passenger Lists Project
I've started reconstructing ships' passenger lists from various source (see below for details) and will be providing these lists online as I complete them. In some cases, I've been able to reconstruct names for a ship list that has never been published before! In other cases, I've been able to add names to previously published lists. This is an Olive Tree exclusive.

This is a huge project, one I am working on alone, and I will complete it as time permits. If you would like to help Olive Tree bring such databases to the Internet for all to use FREELY, please read about the two ways you can help. With a little expenditure of time or money on your part, you can help make this project (and others) a reality.

Lorine's Research Notes With Sources: I reconstructed the names of those sailing on various ships from the following sources. Please note that not every source was used to reconstruct every ship. I have indicated which sources were used for each individual:

  1. Abstracts from Notarial Documents in the Amsterdam Archives by Pim Nieuwenhuis published in New Netherland Connections in series Vol. 4:3,4; Vol. 5:1-3 (hereafter NNC)
  2. Early Immigrants to New Netherland 1657-1664 from The Documentary History of New York (hereafter EINN)
  3. Settlers of Rensselaerswyck 1630-1658 in Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts (hereafter VRB)
  4. E. B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany NY (hereafter CHM)
  5. New World Immigrants: List of Passengers 1654 to 1664 edited by Michael Tepper (hereafter NWI)
  6. Emigrants to New Netherland by Rosalie Fellows Bailey, , NYGBR; vol 94 no 4 pp 193-200 (hereafter ENN)
  7. De Scheepvaart en handel van de Nederlandse Republiek op Nieuw-Nederland 1609-1675 unpublished thesis by Jaap Jacobs [hereafter JJ][Olive Tree Genealogy database]
  8. The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 [hereafter RNA] [an online book from Ancestry.com]

  • Hendrick Corneliss, from New Netherland
  • Staes de Groot, from Tricht
  • Elsje Barents, the Wife of Adam Bremen, and servant girl [Lorine's Note: See St. Jan Baptiste 1657 for Adam Breemen]
  • Jan Laurens, [Bogaert] from Schonderwoert, and Wife and two children, 7 & 4 yrs
  • Theunis Bastiaensen Cool, and child, 8 yrs
  • Jan Bastiaensen, from Leerdam, and Wife and four children 19, 15, 12, & 6 yrs
  • Giel Bastiaensen, from Leerdam, and Wife and four children 8, 9, 5 & 1 yr
  • Gerrit Jans, from Arnhem, and Wife and Brother-in-Law, Arnoldus Willemsz,
  • Joris Adraaiaensen, from Leerdam
  • Peter Matthysen, from Limborgh
  • Jan Boerhams [Burham]
  • Barent Boerhams
  • Lammert Jansen Dorlant
  • Gerrit Verbeeck
  • Grietje Gerrits, the Wife of Dirck Jansen [Van Vliet], and two children 9 & 4 yrs
  • Adriaen Jansen Konink from Wel, and Wife and four children 8, 6, 4 yrs & 6 mos.
  • Hans Jacob Sardingh
  • Juriaen Tomassen, from Rijpen [possibly Rypend in Friesland] -
  • Jan Laurens, from Rijpen
  • Jan Otto van Tuyl, and Wife and child 2 yrs
  • Matthys Bastiaensen vander Perck, and daughter Marytje Theunis from Beest
  • >Jerome Bocke [Boquet/Bockee], from Walslant, and Wife and five children 18, 15, 9, 6, 3 yrs
  • David de Maire, [Demarest] from Picardy, and Wife and four children 18, 12, 6, 1 yr
  • Pierre Niu, from the Pays de Vaud, [Walsland] and Wife, sucking child and sister
  • Jean Mesurole, from Picardy, and Wife and sucking child
  • Jean Arien/Arion, from Montpellier, and Wife and child 9 yrs (removed to the Islands, being very old and unable to support his family)
  • Martin Renare, from Picardy, and Wife and child 20 yrs
  • Jacob Kerve, from Leyden, and Wife
  • Pierre Parmentie,[Parmentier/Palmentier] from Pays de Vaud, [Walslant] and Wife [Antoinette Terrin] and son 9 yrs
  • Joost Houpleine/Houpleyne, [Van Oblenus] from Flanders, and wife and son 18 yrs
  • Joost Houpleine/Houpleyne, Junior and Wife and sucking child
  • Guilliam Goffou, [Gouffon] from Sweden
  • Moillart Journay, [Meynard or Meyndert Journee who married Elizabeth Du Mont] from Pays de Vaud [Walslant]
  • Pierre Richard, from Paris

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